APP : Rashid Rauf escapes from police custody

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Rashid Rauf escapes from police custody

December 16, 2007

ISLAMABAD, Dec 16 (APP): Rashid Rauf, who was wanted by British police, escaped from Islamabad Police custody here on Saturday, when he was being brought to the court from Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi.

Superintendant of Police Nasir Aftab has confirmed that Rashid Rauf escaped from police custody.

Rauf escaped at 2.30 p.m. “but policemen reported very late to us,” he told APP.

The SP said that a case has been registered against the two policemen who were with Rashid Rauf and an inquiry has been ordered.

He said the personnel from police headquarters normally bring the prisoners to Islamabad from Adiala Jail.

Rashid Rauf was to be produced in the court for hearing in a case under 3 MPO, he added.